A couple of months ago we had the search term “toothbrush the state video.” Unfortunately, we were unable to come up with that sketch for you, and hung our heads in shame. But guys asked for it again, and while we can’t provide the whole sketch for legal reasons (Viacom is particularly protective of their content), we can offer an excerpt from it. Today redemption is spelled “J-u-m-p-e-d-t-h-e-s-n-a-r-k.”
And while we’re speaking of Michael Ian Black (well, by “speaking” we mean “uploading a video that stars”), we implore you to check out “Michael & Tom Eat Snacks,” the amazing new podcast in which Black and his Ed co-star Tom Cavanaugh eat, and discuss, snacks (well, one snack per episode). Just another podcast we’ve recently fallen in love with (sounds like Mondays might have to be our podcast day).
We’ve admitted to having a soft spot for Gallagher, having vivid memories of watching his stand up specials that were replayed on Vh1 in the early 90s, and, in fact, seeing him live when he played Westbury Music Fair in the late 90s (and he was totally generous about autographing the t-shirt we had our parents buy us). While we certainly don’t agree with his politics, or really any of his views in general, we still think he’s gotten somewhat of a raw deal, at least in terms of the perception of his career. He might be hanging on now, truly a lion in winter, and his act might have gone off the rails, but there’s no denying he was a star for a time, and that few comedians have achieved the degree of success that he did. And, in fact, his most popular bit was his undoing, as the watermelon smashing Sledge-O-Matic routine has unfortunately come to define him (well, maybe until now), obscuring the more creative, cerebral parts of his act.
It’s doubtful we’ll ever witness a full-fledged Gallagher comeback. By now he seems to have lost or screw or two. Or perhaps he was always missing a couple, but their absence just manifested itself in less crazy and bitter ways. But at least we know that if our car ever gets stuck on a bridge that Gallagher has our back.